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Bible Gateway Now Offers Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®) New Testament and Psalms for Digital Reading

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The Evangelical Heritage Version® (EHV®) is produced by the Wartburg Project

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (November 21, 2017)—The world’s most visited Christian website, Bible Gateway (;, has now added the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) New Testament and Psalms to its online collection of over 200 freely available Bible versions.

The Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) is available for reading online and is downloadable in the award-winning free Bible Gateway App for tablets and smartphones.Read the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) on Bible Gateway

“Our translation is called Evangelical because its highest goal is to proclaim the good news of the gospel of salvation through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ,” says Brian R. Keller, New Testament editor of the Wartburg Project. “Our translation is called Heritage because we’re conscious that we’re building on the rich tradition of English Bible translation. We look to preserving the past and passing on a heritage to the future. We are really excited about having the EHV on Bible Gateway.”

With translation work begun in 2013, the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) (the Wartburg Project website) seeks a balance between the old and the new; preserving traditional terms that are well established in the worship life of the church while introducing new terms in those places where a traditional translation no longer communicates clearly. For example, retaining the use of the words inn, manger, and swaddling in Luke 2, but using amen in place of verily or truly in John 6:47 and beer for strong drink in Luke 1:15.

Another example compares Psalm 23 in the Evangelical Heritage Version with the King James Version (KJV), English Standard Version (ESV), Christian Standard Bible (CSB), and New International Version (NIV) (click the image to enlarge):

Parallel comparison of Psalm 23 in the KJV, ESV, EHV, CSB, and NIV Bible translations; click to enlarge

Bible Gateway is ranked number one on global search engines and is the leading Bible website relied on by people in more than 200 countries. Among its many features that augment the EHV and other Bible translations are the abilities to:

  • read translator footnotes within the context of Bible verses
  • write notes while reading Bible verses and save them to a personal account
  • easily share Bible verses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, email, and print.

Bible Gateway Plus is a paid service that gives members a banner ad-free Scripture reading experience on Bible Gateway, and unlimited 24/7 instant digital access to a valuable library of bestselling and critically-acclaimed Bible reference books and devotionals.


About Bible Gateway
As the Internet’s largest Christian website, Bible Gateway seeks to equip people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are. Celebrating 25 years online, Bible Gateway offers free access to the Bible in more than 200 Bible versions and more than 70 languages. Bible Gateway also offers the membership service Bible Gateway Plus, which begins with a 30-day free trial. Bible Gateway’s engagement features include its daily Blog; more than 60 email devotions, Bible reading plans, and verses-of-the-day; award-winning mobile app; audio Bibles; video interviews; Bible reference books; shareable widgets; advanced search tools; retail store; and more. The company is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Please frequent Bible Gateway at

Jonathan Petersen, Marketing Manager, Bible Gateway
616.656.7159, [email protected]


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